Road users re­minded to take ex­tra care at Canada Hill

The Borneo Post - - HOME - By Cindy Lai re­porters@the­bor­neo­post.com

MIRI: Miri­ans are re­minded to be ex­tra cau­tious when on the road in view of the cur­rent mon­soon sea­son, es­pe­cially when go­ing up and down Canada Hill.

The steep road from both sides of the hill has been hit by soil ero­sion, pos­ing dan­ger to road users.

“It is cru­cial to no­tify the public about the ero­sion be­cause Canada Hill serves as an im­por­tant part of the travel route for most Miri­ans,” said a lo­cal worker.

He said the soil ero­sion, which was first no­ticed on Mon­day morn­ing, had turned worse – reach­ing down to about 100 feet from the hill­top as rain con­tin­ued through­out the day.

“Mean­while, works on build­ing the re­tain­ing wall have com­menced and is on- go­ing to make sure that the con­di­tion is con­tained,” he said.

Canada Hill has be­come a key land­mark for the tourism in­dus­try here – thanks to the Pe­tro­leum Science Mu­seum and Grand Old Lady Oil Well No 1 on the top of the hill. The steep slope is also very pop­u­lar among hik­ers and run­ners as they get to en­joy ad­ven­tur­ous ex­pe­ri­ence run­ning through the chal­leng­ing ter­rain.

It is cru­cial to no­tify the public about the ero­sion be­cause Canada Hill serves as an im­por­tant part of the travel route for most Miri­ans. Lo­cal worker

Mohd Zaki (front) with the rest of the army of­fi­cers in a photo-call after the pa­rade.

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